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Personal Paradise—An Inside Look into the Hottest Honeymoon Destination

A honeymoon at Naviva—the newest resort from Four Seasons in Punta Mita, Mexico—is the ultimate in luxury, indulgence, and privacy.

If you were to perform a Google image search of the word “honeymoon,” you’d find pictures of smiling couples on sunny, palm-tree-punctuated beaches. Notably, there’s never another soul around—a feat that’s typically pretty tricky to pull off.

Not at Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort. Tucked among 48 forested acres on the private peninsula of Punta Mita, Mexico, the just-opened, adults-only resort is your own personal paradise. Fifteen two-person tents make up the entirety of the accommodations—we’ll let you do that math—but we were two of just eight guests during our stay. That means we often saw no one else while enjoying the secluded beach, floating in the three-level infinity pool, or partaking in an array of wellness-leaning activities—ranging from yoga and sound baths to guided hikes around the unspoiled grounds. 

Practically the only time we saw our few fellow guests was at the resort’s restaurant, where  the chefs and bartenders create multicourse meals according to your spontaneous cravings. No need for a reservation—simply show up when you’re hungry. Should you want to see how your meal is prepared, stroll over to the open kitchen. You’re made to feel as though you’re staying at a friend’s house, with all the familiarity and flexibility that come with that.

Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico, Coast
Wish You Were Here: Naviva’s natural beauty is rivaled only by the environs of the luxe two-person guest tents. Courtesy of Naviva

In fact, the entire experience is designed to be customized to your whims. Want a private yoga session, or prefer to enjoy dinner in your tent? The answer from the friendly staff, who you’ll come to know by name, is always yes. And being that Naviva is all-inclusive, you can indulge in another round of cocktails, an activity, or a spa treatment without stress.

Should you tire of the solitude, the resort is less than a half-mile from the bustling beaches, pools, restaurants, and bars of the Four Seasons Punta Mita (which Naviva guests have full access to, though not vice versa). We hitched a quick golf-cart ride from a Naviva guide and tried a tequila stone massage at the spa, a meal at Dos Catrinas, and a drink at Mez; all were excellent.

You’ll be forgiven, though, if you rarely leave your tent at Naviva, as there’s hardly any need to. Ranging in size from 1,200 square feet for a standard tent up to 1,700 for a grand tent, the luxe accommodations include a spacious bedroom and bathroom with separate tub and naturally lit shower; a screened-in living area, outfitted with table games and a kit to mix your own mezcal margaritas; and an outdoor patio, complete with your own private plunge pool. Thanks to sliding glass walls, the interior can be opened to the outside, allowing you and your companion to feel as though you’re fully one with nature—and each other.

The Details

WHERE: Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico

GETTING THERE: American Airlines flies direct to Puerto Vallarta (PVR). From there, a private car service—arranged by the resort—will drive you the 45 minutes to Naviva, located within the gated and guarded Punta Mita peninsula.

COST PER NIGHT: Starts at $3,950 for a standard tent; $4,950 for a grand tent

Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico, Hotel
Courtesy of Naviva

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